SANTA CLARA – Delanie Walker spoke at his locker Thursday afternoon. Here’s what he said.
Q: If Vernon Davis doesn’t play, will you start at tight end, or will Garrett Celek?
WALKER: I’ll take Vernon’s (position), and when we go with two tight ends, he’ll take Vernon’s and I’ll do the same role I usually do.
Q: What do you think about Vernon’s availability?
WALKER: I’m not sure, but he seems fine. He’s walking around, talking to everybody. We just have to see.
Q: What do you want to see out of this offense in the final regular season game?
WALKER: We just have to play fast and execute and play 49er football. That all I want to see – us be ourselves. I felt like we weren’t ourselves in that game and we have to get back to that.
Q: Is a win enough to generate momentum for the playoffs, or do you have to win big?
WALKER: We just want to get a win. It doesn’t matter if it’s big. We just want to go into the postseason with a W.
Q: If Vernon doesn’t play, is it a good opportunity for you to show the rest of the league you’re a starting-caliber tight end?
WALKER: My job every week is to prove I can be the No.1 tight end. With Vernon down, it just gives me more opportunity to get the ball.
Q: It seems like you’ve developed a nice rapport with Kaepernick. Has that been fairly natural?
WALKER: I don’t want to say that. I think I just get open and Kaep sees me and throws me the ball. I made a couple of plays for him. When you make plays for a quarterback, he tends to try to go to the guys who’s making plays.